ERIC Number: ED236951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
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How To Give 'Em What They Want: Assessment Basics for Commuters.
Commuter, v7 n1 p1-2 Dec 1981
Commuter students are often left out of college programs because their needs and schedules differ substantially from the traditional student for whom the programs are planned. Once the basic educational needs of the commuter student are being met, planners can focus on developing programs geared to other needs of the commuter such as personal growth and a feeling of belonging. The first step is to conduct a demographic assessment in order to find out what the characteristics of the commuter student are. Next, a needs assessment should be performed. The needs assessment should identify current offerings and propose new ones. Using the results of these assessments, programs geared towards the specific needs of commuter students can be developed. Listed in this article are variables that can be included in assessments as well as results of assessments carried out at several colleges. (DC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Commuting Students, Demography, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs
National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs, University of Maryland, 1195 Student Union, College Park, MD 20742.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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